In July 2012, the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) established the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council), which includes the governors of the States of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, the Army, Commerce, Homeland Security, the Interior, and the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Gulf States recommended and President Obama appointed the Secretary of Commerce as the Council’s first Chair. In March 2016, the Secretary of Agriculture became the Council Chair, and in January 2018 the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency became the Council Chair. Join us to continue the Council's important work!
** This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. This is not an Environmental Protection Agency position. **
The location will be determined after a selection has been made for the position; if selected, you must work in the vicinity of one of the locations stated in this announcement. For more information about this organization, visit https://www.restorethegulf.gov/
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The Gulf Coast has been impacted by the loss of critical wetlands, erosion of barrier islands, imperiled fisheries, water quality degradation, and significant coastal land loss. In addition, the region has suffered natural and man-made disasters, including major hurricanes and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In response, the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act) established the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council), comprised of the heads of six federal agencies and the governors of the five affected Gulf states. The Council’s purpose is to help restore the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast Region through developing and overseeing the implementation of a comprehensive plan to support projects and programs for ecosystem restoration; approving state expenditure plans as part of the Oil Spill Restoration Impact Allocation; preparing an integrated financial plan and recommendations for coordinated budget requests for the trust fund; and submitting annual reports to Congress.
The incumbent serves as Executive Director for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, reporting directly to the Council, and has full delegated line authority and responsibility for executive level management to provide leadership and overall direction to the Council staff. Responsibilities include:
- Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling operations to accomplish the goals and objectives of the RESTORE Act.
- Developing, promulgating, executing and overseeing policies, internal controls, procedures and program responsibilities for the successful execution of the RESTORE Act.
- Serving as the principal expert and spokesperson on Council matters and managing associated risks, using extensive coordination and collaboration with key federal, state, and external stakeholders, including members of the Council, the Office of Management and Budget, Congressional Officials, and the Government Accountability Office.
- Determining the nature and scope of programs, directing the implementation of these programs, reviewing and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the programs, with accountability to the Council for the general level of services provided by such programs.
- Serving as the supervisor and principal technical and administrative manager for all employees and activities of the Council.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581150200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.